It isn't too hard to guess where the Insectis race got it's name from. A large hivelike civilization, the Insectis race lives deep underground in secret catacombs. There is not a good deal of information about them as they are one of the most antisocial races of all Creatures, only coming to the surface to trade with select few or engage in important council meetings. The only time the Insectis even cross the attention of anyone is when mining companies are unfortunate enough to find themselves too close to an Insectis tunnel. The punishment for infringing on their territory is severe with few to no survivors.
The Insectis view the underground world as their entire kingdom, and any who dare enter it a tresspasser (save for particular sections which are given allowance by them) It is known that there is a Queen (or Queens?) who rules over the entire group but the actual rulings and innerworkings are left a mystery. For the most part, the race is quite happy to leave the surface to those above and to be left alone in peace.
The Insectis don't have a much recorded history available to the outside world. They seem on average to dislike and avoid alliances and contact with most races save for the necessary ones. The only exception to this rule is the Mer race, which the Insectis seem to have a very friendly relationship and alliance with. Underground there are quite a few water passageways built to allow the Mer race to travel to various locations. Many trade practices formed by other races with the Insectis were often done by the Mer race's suggestion.
The Insectis can take quite alot in their element. Able to withstand extreme temperatures, lack of air, massive pressure...they are built to handle the worst that the underground can offer. They also show an amazing ability to evolve and adapt to their situation in a single generation.
Since there are few encounters with the race, weaknesses are hard to find. And any that are discovered seem to disappear after a generation or so. It is known that many Insectis are single-minded without tact though, so they can also be incredibly frustrating. Thankfully most Insectis have little to no interest in other races thus any real problems with them have been next to none.
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